Dear John Idzik: Cut Your Losses on Tim Tebow


Dec. 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) walks off the field after a game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

What am I talking about? I am talking about New York Jets “logic”. Even with a new general manager in the fold, there are still shades of the old Jets’ logic that make you wonder.

Take the Tim Tebow situation. We all know what happened, he was traded for, but not used. Now they have moved on from both the guy that traded from Tim, and the guy that didn’t use Tim. Sparano and Tannenbaum are history, replaced by Mornhinweg and Idzik. The growing assumption has been since the end of the season has been that the distraction that is Tim Tebow is not worth it, and they were just going to release him. Now, we learn that isn’t the case, that John Idzik is going to hold onto Tebow, to see what trade value he may or may not have.

Dear John, ultimately it’s a good idea to try and get value for a player. But in this case, for the sake of moving ahead, and for the good of the player, just get rid of him. Cut your losses and let Tim Tebow go.

First of all, the Jets need to move ahead here. They need to move on from the year 2012 as quickly as possible. If the plans we have heard are true, they are going to do that with the likes of Bart Scott, Calvin Pace…etc. They need to move on from Tim Tebow as well. Not because of anything negative about Tebow, I don’t mean that. I mean, that all of the questions are going to continue until he is off the roster. Just for the sake of getting out from under the shadow of 2012, they should make the move.

Secondly, they should just release him, out of RESPECT for Tim Tebow. No matter whom we want to blame for this, the Jets did a good job in putting a wrench into Tim Tebow’s career. Some are saying that he might have to change positions otherwise his career is over. The Jets are a big reason for that. By not having a plan for him, and not using him, the Jets have sucked most of, if not all of the value out of Tim Tebow. The least that the Jets could do is give him a chance to sign with another team. If you hold onto him, other teams will fill roles that he is needed for without trading for him. The longer they hold onto him, the less of a chance he will have to sign.

Show him the respect you didn’t show him all season, and release him.